Environmental Management Certificate

In the Environmental Management Certificate program, graduate students from across the University collaborate to tackle real-world problems with profound policy, scientific and business ramifications. Students engage in environmental challenges—including energy, climate change, food systems, depletion of natural resources and pollution—and learn to organize collaborative teams to complete a client-based project.

Addressing these challenges requires an understanding of diverse disciplines. The program spans traditional academic boundaries, allowing students to integrate broad perspectives, knowledge, skills and interconnections. Our goal is for students to achieve a coherent view of environmental issues through an interdisciplinary focus on the complex relationships among science, management and policy. Applications are accepted twice each year.

The Environmental Management Graduate Certificate program gives students the access to UW’s world-class faculty and resources across multiple colleges and schools, including the Evans School of Public Affairs, Foster School of Business, the College of Engineering, and the College of the Environment.

The program consists of:

  • Three core courses in the areas of Environmental Policy, Business, and the Environment and Science Application.
  • A Two-Quarter Keystone Project with community partners that address contemporary problems in environmental management.

The EM Certificate program offers students many benefits:

  • A real-world consulting experience
  • A solution-based approach to environmental issues
  • Skills development in project management, problem solving, communications, and team-building
  • Opportunities to develop relationships across an interdisciplinary network of graduate students, UW faculty, and potential employers

Program Contact Information

Clare Ryan, Director, UW Program on the Environment, cmryan@uw.edu, 206-221-0743